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Friday, 22 September 2023

Marianne Designs September Product Release

My latest card using new products from September's release from Marianne Designs.   Love this non-scary scare crow! 

More details on the Marianne Inspiration Blog and list of products used below.

Marianne Products Used

Scarecrow Die Set – COL1533 - NEW!
Hay Bale Die Set – CR1636  - NEW!
Papers – Welcome Fall – PK9185 - NEW!
Sunflower Die – LR0361
Signpost Die- LR0535
Slimline Distressed Edge DL Frame Set – CR1569
Lower Case Letters die set – CR1594

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Passion for Markers Colours of Autumn

I'm a little late today sharing my card. We had another weekend in Norwich sorting Dad's stuff and I didn't have signal.
Anyway, on to my card and it's for our new challenge at Passion for Markers with this week theme chosen by yours truly!  I've chosen a theme of Colours of Autumn, so lots of oranges, greens, reds, Halloweeny colours.  Remember to use your markers mind!

We're being sponsored by the fabulous Rachelle Anne  Miller and the DT have been able to use some of her fabulous new releases.  My stamp of choice was this Peekaboo Raccoons image - so sweet.

I went fairly low key on my design but just thought the image with this beautiful ornate frame from Marianne Designs, LR0670.  I then did a bit of hand doodling and couldn't resist adding a pair of eyes to the O's in the Boo!

My teamies at Passion for Markers have created some gorgeous makes for the challenge so check them out here!  

Wednesday, 13 September 2023

Crafters Companion Crafter's Inspiration New Magazine

This is my latest set of cards made for Crafter's Companion from a beautiful Christmas kit that comes with their new Crafter's Inspiration Magazine.

The papers and colours are so pretty and I had great fun making this set of cards.

You can find more details of the magazine here over on the Craft Stash site.

Need to get on with making my own Christmas cards now!!


Monday, 11 September 2023

Autumn and Gnomes from Marianne Designs

Wow, you are going to love the new Shakables from Marianne Designs!  I've used the Welcome Fall version in this shaker card and you can see a close up a bit further down of how gorgeous they are

Marianne Products Used

Gnome and Squirrel Stamp – HT1670 - NEW!
Square Frame – LR0831 - NEW!
Papers – Welcome Fall – PK9185 - NEW!
Welcome Fall Shakeables – LR0051- NEW!
Square Shaker Window- 75mm – LR0024 
Squirrel Die – CR1340
Oak Leaves and Acorns – LR0373 and LR0621
Leaves CR1336
Duotone Red Enamel Dots – PL4521

You can also see my card on the Marianne Blog here and the rest of the Shakeable range here.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 5 September 2023

PFM Christmas in September

Can you believe it - almost the hottest day of the year and we're doing Christmas!!   But, when you're using cute images like this from Colour of Love, what's not to love!

Yes, our sponsors for this week's Christmas in September challenge over at Passion for Markers here are Colour of Love who are going to be offering the lucky winner three digi images!  

I've used Sleeping  Holiday  Fred Gnome which you can find here on the Colour of Love site. I've coloured him with Copics then teamed him up with a fab selection of Stampin Up, K&Co and My Mind's Eye papers.  The image comes with a black border so I've added black mats for the paper layers.  
The little sentiments are from Marianne Designs - Christmas Carols EC0198.

Don't forget to check out the makes of my DT pals here - super super!  And, don't forget to use Markers on your makes and tell us which ones you've used.


Friday, 1 September 2023

A few Lavinias from 2021!

As there's a new release today from Lavinia Stamps I thought it's about time, I shared these makes from two years ago!!  Honestly - I load them into posts and they stay there as drafts which isn't much use is it!!

I love this style where the main image drifts over the side of the central inked panel.

Love the seed head and thistle head dies too!


Tuesday, 22 August 2023

Passion for Markers Embellish It Challenge and a discount code!

Hi folks 

I've not managed to get much crafting down in the last couple of weeks as I've been down in Norwich clearing my Dad's house with my sisters.  Lucky, I'd been organised enough to make this card early!

It's for our new challenge at Passion for Markers where our lovely Marlene has chosen the theme of Embellish It.  Conie Fong are this week's sponsors and we've been lucky to work with some of her gorgeous images.  I've manage another Christmas card with this cutie image Mail Box Gnome and I do love a bit of red colouring!

The Mailbox Die is from Marianne Designs as are the Swedish Winter papers - full details below.

Marianne Products Used

Papers - Swedish Winter - PK9159
Mailbox Die - CR1519
Letter Dies - LR0275
Paper Flowers - RS2235
Duotone Red Enamel Dots - PL4521

The lucky winner of the challenge could win 3 digi images from the online store AND Conie is also offering a fabulous 25% discount in the store using the code below - how super!


Just enter the code when you check out but hurry - it's only valid for one week!!

Can't wait to see what you make - just remember to use markers and point out the brand that you've used!

Happy Colouring!


Tuesday, 8 August 2023

Passion for Markers Use Dies and/or Punches

Loved colouring these happy chappies for our new challenge at a Passion for Markers.  The theme is Use Dies and/or Punches and our sponsors are Sheepski Designs - hence the super cute image from them.  This is Snowman Selfie which you can find here on Etsy. As you can see, I've mainly used dies but I've also used a corner rounder punch on the image squares.

I've also used a ton of Marianne goodies - details below.

Papers- Jolly Christmas - PB7065
Square  Lace Edge Frame Die - CR1475
Snowflakes - LR0393
Text Label Dies - CR1605
Sentiment - Christmas Carols - EC0198
Silver Enamel dots- - PL4524

Don't forget you have to use markers to colour your image and point out the ones you've used. You will then be eligible to go into the prize draw where you could win 3 digi images from Sheepski Designs online store.

Happy Colouring!

Thursday, 3 August 2023

Quick card with Marianne Designs

This was a quick card for my son-in-law's birthday  - not my idea but seen on Pinterest and perfect for artist Jack.  

I've used the DL Frame die set from Marianne Designs (LR0798) and Handwritten Congratulations Sentiment set (CS1052).

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 25 July 2023

Passion for Markers Summer in Full Bloom

I love this image from Alex Syberia Designs and perfect for this week's challenge at Passion for Markers - Summer In Full  Bloom  - chosen by our lovely Lorraine.- and sponsored by Alex Syberia Designs.  The image is called Be You.

A couple Marianne Products managed to sneak their way including this new Stamp Edged set - details below:

Marianne Products Used

Stamp Edged Die Frame Set - COL1532 - NEW!
Fishtail Tags - COL1507.

The papers are an old set from Basic Grey - Kissing Booth.

Do come and join in this blooming lovely challenge - remember you must use markers of some kind and tell us what they are, otherwise you may not be eligible for the prize draw.  And you could win a £10 voucher to spend in Alex's store here, so come and play along.

Saturday, 22 July 2023

Marianne Inspiration blog post

This is my card up on the Marianne Inspiration blog today using the fabulous new Phlox stamp, released this month.  You can find a full walk through of my make here on the blog.  And a list of all the Marianne goodies used below.

Marianne Products Used

Tiny’s Fern Mask Stencil – PS8144 - NEW!
Tiny’s Phlox Flower Stamp – TC0915 - NEW!
Silhouette Art Stamps CS1117 and CS1118e
Marleen’s Wishes Sentiment Stamps – CS1079
Fishtail Banner Dies – COL1507

Hugs,  Juliexx

Friday, 21 July 2023

Lavinia Zen Tree and new addition to the family tree!!

This is the birthday card for our lovely Holly back in May, and following a tutorial from Tracey at Lavinia Stamps  using the Zen tree and liquid pearls.  I made the background papers with Distress Oxides.

Very simple in many ways but loved the process.

My Holly and her Harry are also adding to the family tree (geddit!) with a baby brother or sister for Violet due at the end of December - almost half way!!

Happy News

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 18 July 2023

Stamps By Chloe new Premium Magazine

The latest Premium Magazine from Practical Publishing was released a week or so ago and these are my cards using the stunning stamps and dies that formed part of the product set that comes free with the magazine.  I just love these daisy dies, well and the whole concept of the set.  

If you can't find the magazine in your local newsagent you can get it here at Craft Stash.

Tuesday, 11 July 2023

Passion for Markers Go Wild


We have a great new challenge  starting today over at a Passion for Markers - Go Wild - chosen by the lovely Lisa !  So, it can be wild colours, wild animals, wild nature, or wild sentiments!!  And, as we are being sponsored by Polkadoodles, this 'wild' image from them, Sticks and Bones, seemed to be the perfect image.

The papers are DCWV,  and the sentiments are from a Crafty Impressions, and a few Marianne products below:

Cheetah mask stencil - PS8069
Leaves - LR0228
Banner Tags - CS1008
Text Labels - CR1605

Polkadoodles are offering the lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice from their online store.  

Check out the fab makes with some Polkadoodle images here on the challenge blog. 

Come and join in our fun challenge - more details here - just remember you MUST use markers and point out which ones you've used.

Happy Colouring! 


Tuesday, 27 June 2023

Passion for Markers Holidays Challenge

Good morning bloggers!

  It's my turn in the hostess chair (sadly no cocktail in hand!) over at Passion for Markers this week and I've chosen a theme of holidays.  It can be any sort of holiday - summer, Christmas, adventure - whatever sort of holiday you like!

The papers I've used are from a really old Recollections 12x12 pad and I've used a gorgeous new die set from Marianne Designs  with this fab deckle edge - it's called Stamp Frames COL1532.  I then added a postcard stamp sentiment form Tim Holtz and the Wish you were Here is another Marianne item from the Wishes sentiment set , CS1079

The DT have been lucky to be able to choose an image from our sponsors this week, Leann's World  101, and I've used this gorgeous image called Martini.
 Leann’s World 101 and they are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice from. their online store.  

As always, you can use any type of marker, just remember to state which ones you've used.  You can join in the challenge here at Passion for Markers - you can also see all the fab makes of my teamies.
I'm already looking forward to seeing all your holiday creations this week - have fun!


Monday, 26 June 2023

First Christmas Card with July release Marianne products

Woohoo my first Christmas card of 2023 - well, for my own personal cards!  I absolutely  love this Winter Rectangle die which is part of the July release from Marianne Dies.  I've used it with Colour Core paper and sanded it gently to reveal the white core.  It was a great card to make - quite simple but I love the snowman die and stamp too - will be making a few more of these, I think.  Full list of products below.

Marianne Products Used

Winter Rectangle Die - CR1629 - NEW!
Snowman Stamp and Die Set - CS1139  - NEW!
Stamp Frame Die Set - COL 1532 - NEW!
Happy Holidays Sentiment Set - CS1009
Tree Die - LR0136


Friday, 16 June 2023

Passion for Markers Clean and Simple

Hi folks

I'm a little late in sharing my card for our latest challenge at Passion for Markers - I'm down in Norwich at the minute helping my sisters look after our very poorly Dad.

Anyhoo, this is my card for our current Clean and Simple themed challenge over at Passion for Markers here.  I've used one of our sponsor images, Valentine, from Sheepski Designs, and you can see more fab creations using Sheepski images from my teamies over on PFM HQ.

Our generous sponsor this week is Sheepski Designs and they are offering one lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice from their online store.  Most of the DT have used images from Sheepski Designs on their creations this week.

The distressed edge DL frame is from Marianne Designs (CR1569) and the sentiment is an older Stampin Up one.

I do hope you will find some time to create something for the challenge, and I look forward to seeing what you create.

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 10 June 2023

Beach Buddies - new June release products from Marianne Designs

I've used these two gorgeous gnomies enjoying the sun for my card today, they're from this month's release from Marianne Designs, all  your deets below. It's also up on the Marianne Inspiration blog today here - where you can find, well, lots of inspiration from the Marianne DT.

Marianne Products Used

Beach Girl Gnome Stamp and Die set – CS1134 - NEW!
Beach Boy Gnome Stamp and Die set – CS1133 - NEW!
Square Rope Frame Die – LR0812 - NEW!
Palm Tree dies– LR0814 - NEW!
Ice Cream Stamp and Die set - HT1656
Hammock Die – LR0718
Summer Vibes Papers – PK9179
Hello Sailor Sentiment stamps – CS1007

Thursday, 8 June 2023

Stamps By Me Premium Magazine

Aren't these just the prettiest papers and stamps!!  They're from the latest Stamps By Me Premium Magazine released at the end of May.  It's such a lovely collection to work with.  I've interspersed my photos with those from the publication - I just love how they stage everything so perfectly!

You can find the magazine here at Craft Stash for online ordering if your local newsagent doesn't stock it.